Comic Preview: September Mourning, Vol. 1 and Tour

September Mourning, Vol. 1 collects the Kickstarter first comic for the regular market on the heels of the band’s upcoming tour across the U.S. The group will be setting up intimate acoustic shows and signings at comic shops while they’re on tour. Click here to catch September Mourning live this summer!

Story: Emily Lazar, Mariah Mccourt
Art: Sumeyye Kesgin
Cover: Marc Silvestri
Release Date: June 14, 2017

September Mourning has no past that she can remember, only a strange and shadowy present filled with the voices of the dead. Turned into a unique hybrid by the former Reaper of the lonely, injured, and abused, September Mourning is the only human/reaper to exist. Tasked with reaping the souls of the “worthless” by her mysterious tattoo, September hides and protects them until she can help them realize the last thing they had left undone in life. Whether it’s aiding souls to expose abusers, find lost loves, or settle old debts, in each case September is guided by voice of the Skullfly, which only she can hear.

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Vampire Fantasy – “Rise of the Golden Aura”

goldenauraI’ve been able to meet many authors and artists over the years working here at Retrenders and one writer is Chanrithy Him, who wrote the award winning memoir “When Broken Glass Floats: Growing Up Under the Khmer Rouge,” and now, she is working on another writing project that needs a kick-start.  The “Rise of the Golden Aura” is a vampire fantasy novel about a young Cambodian-American girl JD Bohatip living in the city of Portland. Unbeknownst to her, JD is destined to be the “Vampire Queen,” while another group of vampires vies for power and hoping to stop JD from becoming the Queen.

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Move over Barbie, meet the Yuna doll

yunadollcoverA new line of dolls that is not blue-eyed and blonde.  Meet Yuna – the Asian American doll created by the designers of the Uglydoll, David Horvath and Sun Min & Creative Director of Bigshot Toyworks Klim Kozinevich.  They have just launched a Kickstarter campaign for a new doll line named The Dream Big Friends.

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Just for Kids: ABC Disgusting by Greg Pak

abcdisgustingbookcoverGreg Pak maybe known for his many comic book stories at Marvel and DC Comics over the years, but here’s one of his side projects, an alphabet book for kids.  This children’s book ABC Disgusting is about a younger brother trying to gross out her older sister with alphabet words.

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Carbon Fiber LEGO Bricks

carbonfibertouchAnd you thought only carbon fiber was made for exotic supercars?  Not anymore.  The idea of these unique LEGO bricks came about with LEGO fan/builder Mark Carpenter and his 3 sons.  They wanted something unique and cool to make their LEGO builds standout, the Carbon Fiber Tile.

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They’ve already reached their Kickstarter goal and you will need to pledge more than $38.00USD to get these black high-gloss 1×2 carbon fiber tiles.  As LEGO builder myself, I’m looking for more variety-style carbon bricks than the basic 1×2 tiles and, as they stated on their Kickstarter page, Mark will be adding more variety LEGO compatible bricks in the future.  Now that would be cool.

Check out:  Kickstarter – Carbon Fiber Tiles.

Veronica Mars back to Neptune

veronica marsVeronica Mars fans are eagerly awaiting for the new movie to come out and here’s a sneak peek of the film with cast interviews.

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Pebble Watch Review

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My Pebble watch finally arrived! For those who don’t know, this watch is an e-ink display watch which communicates via bluetooth with a smart phone. It rose in popularity due to its interesting design blowing past it’s Kickstarter goal by BIZZZZZILIONS of dollars.

Not being a watch person for many years, I was intrigued by the project and succumbed to its siren’s calling. I backed the watch in May 2012 and waited. And waited. And waited until it arrived. It’s finally in my hands and here’s some quick thoughts!

Package:

The box was made out of cardboard and had an easy to remove pull-string. Inside was the watch and USB charge cable. That’s it – nice and simple. Reminded me of Apple’s minimalistic packaging.

Packaging[Packaging]

Watch:

If I had to describe the watch, I would categorize it as a sporty looking watch. The e-paper display looks good in the daylight and the night time. It has four buttons, up / down / select / back, and a section for the magnetic charge port.

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Emily the Strange needs a Kickstart for her band: Calling All Guitars!

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Our friends at animation studio Ghostbot and Robert Reger need your help in getting Emily the Strange animated in music.  It’s not just Emily, but her band and her cats will get animated too!  Check out the Kickstarter page for info in helping this project along – Kickstarter – Emily the Strange MV.

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